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  1. Shoestring FCUSB Focus Motor Controller. The FCUSB allows you to control a DC focus motor via a USB port and software on your computer. Details, including software and drivers, can be found here: http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_fc.htm USB cable is 3ft in length. Comes with a 3m cable to connect to a DC Motor. Up for sale at £35 including UK delivery. Payment to be made by PayPal. UK delivery only.
  2. Antares 8x50 Right Angled Erect Image Finder Scope with blue body. Image is erect, with left and right reversed. Non-illuminated cross hairs in field of view. Included is a white finder scope bracket with a standard SkyWatcher style shoe. Up for sale at £50 including UK delivery. Payment to be made by PayPal. UK delivery only.
  3. I have a Geoptik Vixen Side by Side Mounting Late up for sale at £50 including UK delivery. A few scratches here and there around the clamp surfaces. Overall plate length is 32cm, width is 10cm. Payment to be made by PayPal. UK delivery only.
  4. Sorry to hear about this but glad the damage was minimal and nobody got hurt. Did you have any method of keeping the roof locked down? I've done a belts and braces approach on my roof as we often get high winds: Turnbuckles that clamp the roof to the observatory walls (a bit like Nigella's approach) A 'captive mechanism' that provides an additional protection Finally, when it gets really windy, I employ ratchet straps over the top of the roof Hope you get up and running again soon.
  5. Great images. We installed our first Solarcan on the 21st December. Looking forward to the Summer Solstice to see the results.
  6. +1 for Telegizmo. I used to use one to cover my stuff outside before I built my observatory.
  7. Hi Asim, If you're using EQMOD then it's easy to define custom park positions. See this link: I'm not sure what is possible with a SynScan handset as I've never used my NEQ6 with anything other than EQMOD. Edit: Jiggy's post above answers the SynScan solution.
  8. You can get them from Pietro Astro here, though it looks like they are currently out of stock: https://www.pierro-astro.com/materiel-astronomique/montures/kits-de-modification/capot-de-vis-sans-fin-pour-eq6_detail
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